The Do’s & Don’ts of Furniture Shopping in Texas
Learn what to do and what not to do when buying new furniture.
Furniture shopping can be a fun, but stressful, excursion! Luckily, there are many things you can do to ensure you have an amazing, productive shopping experience that ends with you finding the items you were looking for. Keep reading to learn what to do - and what not to do - when you begin your journey of buying new furniture.
Do: Choose a local, reputable furniture store
There’s many different online and brick and mortar furniture stores in the Austin, Killeen, and San Antonio area, but not all of them can be trusted to provide high-quality, affordable furniture for the home. As with any major purchase, you’ll want to do your research and select a local, reputable furniture store like Mega Furniture TX!
Shopping locally means you can physically see, touch, and feel your new furniture, with the added benefit of knowing that every dollar you spend is going to support members of your own community. While online browsing can be beneficial in helping you better understand the types of materials, sizes, and options that are available and which you may prefer, that in-person shopping experience is often essential to really “know” if you’ve found the right furniture for your home.
Don’t: Compromise on quality
There is a fine balance to be had between affordability and quality. While you may be tempted to go for the cheapest available option, keep in mind that the low price tag often comes with much lower quality and durability as well. If the furniture in question uses low-quality materials, you may only get a year or two of use out of it - versus a high-quality option that may last 15 or more!
At Mega Furniture TX, we’ve struck that balance between affordability and quality with beautiful, high-quality pieces at affordable pricing. Whether it’s a new sectional for $1,200, or an Ashley mattress for $350, you can rest assured you are getting the best possible pricing for durable, made-to-last items.
Do: Take your time to look around
Viewing many different bedroom sets, dining room sets, or home office desks will ensure you eventually find the right one for you. Take your time and browse different styles, colors, materials, or brands. While you may walk in the store thinking you are going to buy one specific piece, there may be something else that is actually a better option you’ve never thought of before.
Keeping an open mind and taking the time to look around the store will ensure you’ve reviewed all your options and chosen one that suits your budget, aesthetic, and room spacing requirements.
Need help choosing? Our in-store staff can answer any questions you may have about specific furniture or provide guidance or suggestions based on your needs.
Don’t: Expect to immediately find everything you need
It may take a lot of effort and time before you find exactly what you are looking for, and that’s okay! We have qualified Sales reps who will assist with your needs. Furniture shopping can be overwhelming, so don’t put unfair expectations on yourself to get it all done by yourself.
Generally speaking, larger pieces like sectionals/sofas, bedroom sets, and dining room sets will take more time to shop for, while smaller pieces like end tables or storage solutions can often be quicker to find and buy.
Do: Read furniture reviews
Social media sites, furniture store websites, and other review sites are great resources for furniture shopping. Once you’ve settled on a specific item, consider checking out online reviews to ensure it’s delivered for other customers the way you’d expect. Many negative reviews about quality or durability can be a sign that the piece wasn’t built well and may not be worth it. On the other hand, if most of the negative reviews are 5+ years old and the more recent reviews are positive, it may be a sign the product is generally trustable because its most recent performance is more positive.
Don’t: Settle for something you don’t like 100%
You deserve to love your furniture! If you aren’t 100% committed, don’t buy it - plain and simple. During the buying process, you should be able to picture the item in your home and being used for many years to come. If you can’t do that, it may be a sign that the furniture isn’t quite right or actually isn’t as necessary as you thought.
Getting second opinions or sleeping on it and coming back another day are strategies to help you decide if it’s a “yes” or a “no.”
Do: Take advantage of deals and promotions
Taking advantage of deals and promotions can help you save even more money when shopping for high-quality furniture in Texas. At Mega Furniture TX, we take deals to the next level by offering them every week on select furniture from our collection!
You can save up to 50% off (or more!) by browsing weekly deals as well as taking advantage of holiday promotions and other events. President’s Day, MEGA Madness, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Black Friday are just a few of the seasonal sales that take place every year at Mega Furniture TX.
To take advantage of these promotions, simply shop on our website or head in to one of our stores.
Furniture shopping done right at Mega Furniture TX
Mega Furniture TX is your local source for great furniture at excellent prices! Browse our website today for the latest furniture deals, or visit one of our stores in person in the Austin, San Antonio, or Killeen TX areas. We look forward to helping you find everything you’ve been looking for!